Malabou specialise in supplying complex and near net shape components using the Investment Casting (Lost Wax) casting process.

The process can produce highly detailed components, which dramatically reduce the need for expensive post casting processes e.g. machining and fabrication.

What is Investment Casting?

Investment Casting involves a number of steps including; the production of detailed expendable patterns (usually in wax), the building of a refractory mould around the pattern using ceramic slurry and stucco, removal of the pattern through the application of heat, firing the mould to develop strong ceramic mould, casting molten metal into the mould and the removal of the refractory and finishing the cast product.

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Investment casting

Investment casting delivers near net shape components achieving:

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The process allows

The process allows for incredible choice in metal choice, including:

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SECTORS INCLUDE

  • Oil and Gas
  • Forestry
  • Medical and Diagnostic
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OUR CAPABILITIES INCLUDE

  • Investment Casting
  • IC Tooling Design and Manufacturing
  • Heat Treatment
  • Comprehensive Machining
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Wear Resistant Castings

Wear is a complex field and there are numerous types of wear. Different types (and combinations) of wear mechanisms requires different approaches to the material selection and design.

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Part I. The Metallurgy of: “Alloy Selection for Elevated Temperature Application”

Introduction This is a complex subject in part due to the time dependant mechanical behaviour of metals under load at elevated temperature. At room temperature, we understand that a part is failing once it is past it’s yield point – plastic deformation is occurring. The part is completely destroyed once…

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Part II. The Metallurgy of: “Alloy Selection for Elevated Temperature Application”

Malabou cast special alloys that allow for castings to be used at elevated temperature’s, in some cases in excess of 1000°C. These heat resistant casting alloys consist of predominantly of combinations of nickel, chromium and iron together with small percentages of other elements. Castings made of these high temperature alloys…

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The Metallurgy of: “Is Stainless Steel Magnetic?”

Of course many of you will know the answer, some of you won’t & some of you will be surprised by the answer. Malabou specialises in making castings in stainless, alloy, mild, and tool steels and we are often asked this question. Background Metallurgy. At room temperature, Mild Steel is…

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